2023’S KEY MOMENTS – ROUND 10, ARAGON: ‘Titanic Trio’ scrap it out for Spanish honours

Tuesday, 26 December 2023 08:02 GMT

The top three in the Championship were back at it again at Aragon as all three looked for supremacy under the Spanish sun

Round 10 of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship campaign was held at MotorLand Aragon, and the Spanish venue did not disappoint. From the Race 1 drama of Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) crashing twice to teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi returning to winning ways, it really did have it all. The Tissot Superpole Race is one that will live long in the memory as the ‘Titanic Trio’ – Bautista, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) – fought tooth and nail for victory. Catch up on the Race 1 and Race 2 HERE and watch Superpole Race highlights on YouTube – make sure you subscribe, too!

Bautista was looking to bounce back from his Race 1 disappointment whilst Razgatlioglu and Rea were looking to take points out of the Championship leader. The #1 got the holeshot heading into Turn 1 but six-time Champion Rea responded immediately to stay ahead with Razgatlioglu in hot pursuit. With eight laps to go, the #54 looked to move into second ahead of Bautista but the Spaniard resisted, with Rea out in front. With four laps to go, the Ducati rider made his move for the lead at Turn 1 with Rea resisting around the outside and holding position into Turn 2, which allowed the 2021 Champion to claim P2 at Turn 3. The fight would come down to the final lap and final turns, but who came out on top?

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